Robert Paul Raucci, WHPD (retired), passed away March 3, 2018 at CT Hospice in Branford. He was born July 7, 1936 in New Haven, CT to the late Joseph and Elsie (Pevetti) Raucci. Robert was a proud veteran of the US Army and a West Haven Police Officer of nearly 20 years before his retirement due to health issues. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Elaine Ellen (Branch) Raucci of Branford, and also his daughter Beth Ann (Raucci) Gambardella and his son-in-law William Anthony Gambardella, whom he thought of as a son, both of Wallingford. Robert is also survived by the lights of his life, his grandchildren Anthony Robert Gambardella and Alyssa Marie Gambardella both of Wallingford. He is also survived by his brother Richard (Roseanne) Raucci of West Haven and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, all of whom held a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by his sister Frances (James) Heenan and his niece Patricia (Craig) Ennever.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10:00 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:00 for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Saint Lawrence Church at 10:30. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.